1948 Detroit Lions season

The 1948 Detroit Lions season was their 19th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 3–9, winning only two games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season. One notable aspect of this season was their use of maroon and black uniforms instead of the traditional honolulu blue and silver, due to head coach Bo McMillin, obviously influenced by his years as coach at Indiana. They would return to honolulu blue and silver the following season.

1948 Detroit Lions season
Head coachBo McMillin
Home fieldTiger Stadium (Detroit)
Results
Record2–10
Division place5th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 22, 1948 at Los Angeles Rams L 44–7
2 October 3, 1948 at Green Bay Packers L 33–21
3 October 9, 1948 Boston Yanks L 17–14
4 October 17, 1948 at Chicago Bears L 28–0
5 October 24, 1948 Los Angeles Rams L 34–27
6 October 31, 1948 Green Bay Packers W 24–20
7 November 7, 1948 at Chicago Cardinals L 56–20
8 November 14, 1948 at Washington Redskins L 46–21
9 November 21, 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
10 November 25, 1948 Chicago Cardinals L 28–14
11 December 5, 1948 Chicago Bears L 42–14
12 December 12, 1948 at Philadelphia Eagles L 45–21

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 11 1 0 .917 7–1 395 226 W10
Chicago Bears 10 2 0 .833 7–1 375 151 L1
Los Angeles Rams 6 5 1 .545 3–5 327 269 W3
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–6 154 290 L7
Detroit Lions 2 10 0 .167 1–7 200 407 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ 1948 Detroit Lions
1948 in Michigan

Events from the year 1948 in Michigan.

John Greene (American football)

John Joseph "Johnny" Greene (April 21, 1920 – November 4, 2010) was an American collegiate wrestler and football player.

Greene competed in wrestling and football at the University of Michigan from 1940 to 1944. He was captain of the Michigan wrestling team in 1944 and was also selected to play in the 11th annual Chicago College All-Star Game that same year. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1989.

Greene was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1944 NFL Draft and played seven seasons for the Lions from 1944 to 1950. After moving to the end position in 1945, Greene became a star, ranking among the National Football League (NFL) leaders in receptions and/or receiving yards each year from 1945 to 1949. He had an 88-yard touchdown reception that was the longest pass play in the NFL during the 1946 season and the longest in Detroit Lions history up to that time. When he retired, he was the Lions' all-time leading receiver with 2,965 receiving yards, 26 touchdown catches and 173 receptions. He also served as an assistant coach for the Lions during the 1951 season.

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